Home and a Living Space
The physical location of our home has changed more times than I care to count but what hasn’t changed has been my desire to make us feel at home as quickly as possible in a new space. It hasn’t always been easy building a home. As a new bride I didn’t have a lot to work with and what I did have was rather random. Hand me down tables and chairs paired with the cheapest couch we could find to fill a living room with handmade art. . . but it felt like home.
Start with the Basics
Over the years we have collected pieces that we love paired with our old green couch we just can’t get rid of . . because its perfectly broken in and filled with memories of snuggling our babies with bedtime books. Each new home we move into starts with that key piece and then we layer additional pieces around it based on the unique layout of the home.
After the larger pieces of furniture get added in . . then the fun begins. I love playing “furniture Tetris” until it gets just right. Piece by piece it comes together with lamps and end tables. Lastly, blankets and throw pillows are added in varying textures and colors to make it feel like home.
After the layers of texture and color are added with varying fabrics, I add in the unique knick knacks and heirloom pieces we have collected over the years. Don’t be afraid to use items in unique ways to display flowers or artwork to make it feel like home.